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Unread 05-03-2013, 10:56 AM   #136
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Thank you! Can I assume they go as follows?:

1/4: Used to fasten the dash to the tub
10-32: Used to fasten your panel to the dash
8-32: Used to fasten the gauges to your panel
Very close! The gauge bezels are 3/16" thick and I used 3/16" long screws, so they are "just for looks" I tapped the holes 8-32 instead of using 1/8" rivets. The speedo uses 1/4-20 as well. I put washers behind everything so the screws would not messs up the paint and they look pretty good that way.

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Unread 05-03-2013, 11:04 AM   #137
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Very close! The gauge bezels are 3/16" thick and I used 3/16" long screws, so they are "just for looks" I tapped the holes 8-32 instead of using 1/8" rivets. The speedo uses 1/4-20 as well. I piut washers behind everything so the screws would not messs up the paint and they look pretty good that way.

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Excellent! Thanks again!
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It's in!

Did bench work mostly today. Not as clean as stuff from guys like 12voltguy but it works, is fused and built tight. Should last for years. I have four of the ten switches working and will finish another four tomorrow. The last two (rock lights and aux fan) will be later down the road, but I did put a butt connector outside the harness to make connecting easy when I get to it.

The winch controls on the left of the panel (top and bottom) are red, the main is flashing and the I/O is momentary. I wanted the main flashing as a warning that it is active and cable could spool out or in. Not something I want while driving LOL.

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Unread 05-03-2013, 11:12 PM   #139
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It's in!

Did bench work mostly today. Not as clean as stuff from guys like 12voltguy but it works, is fused and built tight. Should last for years. I have four of the ten switches working and will finish another four tomorrow. The last two (rock lights and aux fan) will be later down the road, but I did put a butt connector outside the harness to make connecting easy when I get to it.

The winch controls on the left of the panel (top and bottom) are red, the main is flashing and the I/O is momentary. I wanted thre main flashing as a warning that it is active and cable could spool out or in. Not something I want while driving LOL.

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That's freakin awesome!
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Unread 05-04-2013, 01:20 AM   #140
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That's freakin awesome!
Thanks! Hey, did you get that super duty pitman arm figured out?

Love your rig BTW!

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Thanks! Hey, did you get that super duty pitman arm figured out?

Love your rig BTW!

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Yes but no, I'm waiting on a new tie rod end since I tried to tighten it down too tight and stripped it (I'm an idiot but it only needed a little more till the cotter pin fit) while I had it apart I reamed the pitman arm a little more, then when the tre gets here it should be a bolt on affair.
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Yes but no, I'm waiting on a new tie rod end since I tried to tighten it down too tight and stripped it (I'm an idiot but it only needed a little more till the cotter pin fit) while I had it apart I reamed the pitman arm a little more, then when the tre gets here it should be a bolt on affair.

Admitting to "fault" is the first step to recovery. LOL

It's a CJ thing.
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Admitting to "fault" is the first step to recovery. LOL

It's a CJ thing.
I keep telling myself that..
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Switches are all done! winch works great, kinda un-nerving to have control and not see it. I'll have to come up with "buddy" signals for the driver from the rigger.

I put on some new mufflers today. Space was limited so I put the ones in the pics on. The po's glasspacks were too loud and yellow gets plenty of attention as it is. So these chambered mufflers are perfect, about midway between stock and the glasspacks. They are called turbo tube.

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GREAT work, fun build. Thanks and keep posting your ideas man!
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This is the sweetest DIY custom dash I've seen. Looks killer! Great job!!!
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Thanks guys!

I had to replace my gas tank. On the first trip out, I found a cracked neck on top. During the build, I was only putting in a few gallons at a time. Well It leaked at least 3gls out over night, no bueno! I purchased a stockish tank from Morris along with a new sender and lock ring. I had to grind on the tank flanges to get it to fit like the old one but I suspect they are all like that. The tank was a short neck instead of the longer "crimped" neck. I was able to get much better flow by doing this and now it does not touch the frame, which I think was the cause of the crack. I was able to re-use all of the rubber hose and add two short exhaust ext (2.25") from oreillys. No more fumes in the cab and holds a full 15gls!







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Unread 05-17-2013, 09:29 PM   #148
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Go-Slo Zero edition

Made up a video and camera holder for our CJ5. I used a 1.5" split shaft clamp to clamp around the 1.5" bars in the cage. I think it will work good.

I used some hand me down Bogen/Monfrotto parts from my wife's camera box. They are standard (around here anyway) so we have plenty of the mounts. It is strong enough to hold 20-30lbs for sure. The flat plate was #074 protofab tab.

It can be side or front mounted so it should prove to be fairly versatile.













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Unread 05-21-2013, 04:50 PM   #149
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Many things done....Yah!

Did a pro-comp adda leeaf this weekend and gained back the 1.5" I lost when adding the rear bumper. Rides fine, no real difference yet, have not had it out in the rough yet.



Also put on a Rampage YJ safari top. Fit near perfect. The only "mod" I did was to nip the plastic (that fits under/in the head rail) on each end because the CJ rail was about a inch longer or a half inch each side, easy wth some snips and cut up about 3/8" to fit under the rail. The rest fit perfect, even the middle straps fit, the sides velcro was long enough to fit over the padding and 2" tube. The back may be about three inches too long but it may also give some added sun protection and stop the dust curls in the back. I like it alot, much quiter than the soft top, hardly any flapping. The denim look is a thumbs up too.




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Synthetic winch line conversion!

Got a deal on 100' red line, hook and fairlead from ScubaJeeper and everything fit great! The line has both a heat guard and rash gaurd. The heat guard fit perfect on the first layer of the drum. I chose the link hook so I could change out to a shackle pretty quick if needed. While I was doing the conversion, I built a hook holder to fit out on the stinger, glad i did cause the hook is massive! With the thimble, link and hook, I do not have enough room between the shackle on the bumper and the fairlead.

Man, is this stuff light. I spooled out the wire cable (100') into a bucket and then put the fairlead in with it for storage. The bucket must weigh 40lbs. The rope and fairlead maybe weigh 10lbs, probably less.

I did a lot of reading on synthetic line and found most failures are right out of the box on the first or second use and the suspect is the winch mount were the fairlead bolts up. The cut out might not be large enough and square edged, I double checked and opened mine up and radiused the edges with a die grinder before installing the fairlead.

Now I gotta go out and get stuck to see if it works LOL



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